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2017-2018 Course Catalog

Digital Illustration


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The Digital Illustration certificate is designed for individuals with no prior digital illustration experience and those who wish to upgrade their skills to current software used in the visual communication industry. The courses in this certificate are designed to provide current technical skills in the area of digital illustration using Adobe software applications.

For more information about the Digital Illustration certificate, please visit our website at https://www.dmacc.edu/programs/graphicdesign/Pages/welcome.aspx

Program Details


Location: Ankeny


Students start Fall semester.


Program Entry Requirements


  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Graduation Requirements


To earn a Digital Illustration certificate, a student must complete all required coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Semester 1


Semester 2


Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 9


Some credits are applicable to the Visual Communications diploma  and the AAS degree in Graphic Design  .

Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$151.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs


Costs Semester 1 Semester 2
Books (approximate) 65-75 35-80
Supplies/Equipment 15-20  

Approximate total for certificate: $1,474-$1,534**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


  • Digital Illustrator.
  • Digital photo illustration and correction.
  • Technical production of illustrations for ads, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and corporate material.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • Have good computer skills.
  • Accurately follow project specifications and instructions.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Have the ability to take art direction from supervisors, clients and coworkers to improve your work.
  • Manage your time to meet established deadlines, work on multiple projects and stay within project budget.

What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?


  • Must be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to sit at a computer for long periods of time.

Nondiscrimination Statement


DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (in employment), disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status of a person. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6857, sgbittner@dmacc.edu.  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6574, dkmckittrick@dmacc.edu.  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2017)

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